2015 US Open: More History-Making by Jordan Spieth

Jordan Spieth of the United States poses with the trophy after winning the 115th U.S. Open Championship at Chambers Bay on June 21, 2015
2015 US Open champion Jordan Spieth. Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Two months earlier Jordan Spieth won wire-to-wire at the 2015 Masters, setting or challenging a slew of Masters records.

Spieth did not win wire-to-wire at the 2015 U.S. Open: He held or shared the lead "only" three of the four rounds. But one of those was the final round, and Spieth - little more than a month shy of his 22nd birthday - became the youngest golfer since Gene Sarazen in 1922 to win a second major championship.

Spieth was one of four golfers sharing the lead after Round 3 at Chambers Bay, a links-style golf course in Washington state whose quirks - and fescue green surfaces - drove some players to distraction during the week. 

Spieth, Dustin Johnson, Jason Day and Branden Grace all began the final round at 4-under. Day played the third and fourth rounds suffering from vertigo, which makes his third-round 68 all the more remarkable. He couldn't sustain that scoring on Sunday, however, shooting 74.

But when Spieth and Grace reached the 16th hole, they still shared the lead at 5-under. Johnson, playing in the final group one hole behind, was at 3-under.

But Grace hit his drive out of bounds and double-bogied 16. Spieth birdied it, opening a 3-shot lead with two holes to play. Game over? Not so fast: Spieth then hit a terrible tee shot on the 17th and wound up making his own double-bogey. Lead down to one, and when Johnson birdied 17 he tied Spieth at 4-under.

On the 18th, Spieth hit a strong drive, then a good approach into the par-5's green. His eagle putt missed, but Spieth closed with a birdie to post 5-under 275.

Johnson crushed his drive on the 18th and hit a terrific approach to 12 feet. If he made the eagle, he'd win. If he made birdie, there would be an 18-hole playoff between Johnson and Spieth.

Instead, Johnson 3-putted, missing the 4-foot comebacker after running his eagle putt past the cup.

And Jordan Spieth, age 21, was the 2015 U.S. Open winner. Because of his age and his major-major start to the year, Spieth joined quite a few exclusive lists in golf history - see 10 Amazing Things Jordan Spieth Accomplished at the 2015 US Open for more.

2015 US Open Golf Tournament Scores

Results from the 2015 U.S. Open golf tournament played June 18-21 at Chambers Bay (par 70) in University Place, Wash. (a-amateur):

Jordan Spieth68-67-71-69--275$1,800,000
Louis Oosthuizen77-66-66-67--276$877,144
Dustin Johnson65-71-70-70--276$877,144
Adam Scott70-71-72-64--277$407,037
Branden Grace69-67-70-71--277$407,037
Cameron Smith70-70-69-68--277$407,037
Charl Schwartzel73-70-69-66--278$311,835
Brandt Snedeker69-72-70-68--279$280,482
Jason Day68-70-68-74--280$235,316
Rory McIlroy72-72-70-66--280$235,316
Shane Lowry69-70-70-71--280$235,316
Matt Kuchar67-73-72-69--281$192,925
Kevin Kisner71-68-73-69--281$192,925
John Senden72-72-70-68--282$156,935
Andres Romero71-69-71-71--282$156,935
Tony Finau69-68-74-71--282$156,935
Patrick Reed66-69-76-71--282$156,935
Sergio Garcia70-75-70-68--283$113,686
Geoff Ogilvy69-72-75-67--283$113,686
Jason Dufner68-72-73-70--283$113,686
Jamie Lovemark70-68-75-70--283$113,686
Charlie Beljan69-75-69-70--283$113,686
Hideki Matsuyama70-71-72-70--283)$113,686
Brooks Koepka72-72-70-69--283$113,686
Thomas Aiken74-71-73-66--284$85,622
Billy Horschel72-72-73-67--284$85,622
Justin Rose72-70-72-71--285$64,126
Henrik Stenson65-74-72-74--285$64,126
Francesco Molinari68-73-72-72--285$64,126
J.B. Holmes72-66-71-76--285$64,126
Marc Warren68-74-72-71--285$64,126
Daniel Summerhays70-67-78-70--285$64,126
Tommy Fleetwood74-69-73-69--285$64,126
Keegan Bradley73-71-72-69--285$64,126
Morgan Hoffmann71-74-74-66--285$64,126
Alexander Levy70-69-73-73--285$64,126
Jimmy Gunn72-73-70-70--285$64,126
a-Brian Campbell67-72-78-68--285 
Paul Casey72-69-73-72--286$47,854
Joost Luiten68-69-74-75--286$47,854
Troy Kelly72-73-72-69--286$47,854
Jim Furyk71-73-73-70--287$42,946
Robert Streb74-70-73-70--287$42,946
a-Ollie Schniederjans69-73-72-73--287 
a-Denny McCarthy71-73-71-72--287 
Brad Fritsch70-74-72-72--288$37,090
Webb Simpson72-73-71-72--288$37,090
Kevin Chappell69-75-73-71--288$37,090
Kevin Na70-72-72-74--288 
Lee Westwood73-69-77-70--289$31,633
Sam Saunders72-72-76-69--289$31,633
Ryan Palmer74-70-73-73--290$29,384
a-Nick Hardy70-75-77-68--290 
Ernie Els72-70-76-73--291$27,272
Ian Poulter72-73-69-77--291$27,272
Cameron Tringale75-68-74-74--291$27,272
Mark Silvers72-71-75-73--291$27,272
Luke Donald73-71-73-75--292$25,358
Brad Elder76-68-76-72--292$25,358
D.A. Points74-71-77-70--292$25,358
Jimmy Walker72-73-72-75--292$25,358
a-Beau Hossler71-72-73-76--292 
a-Jack Maguire73-68-73-78--292 
Phil Mickelson69-74-77-73--293$23,822
Angel Cabrera70-75-74-74--293$23,822
Colin Montgomerie69-76-72-76--293$23,822
Marcus Fraser71-71-77-74--293$23,822
Cheng Tsung Pan71-72-76-74--293$23,822
Ben Martin67-70-86-70--293$23,822
George Coetzee72-73-72-77--294$22,652
Andy Pope74-71-77-72--294$22,652
Zach Johnson72-72-78-73--295$22,067
John Parry72-73-71-79--295$22,067
Camilo Villegas72-73-80-75--300$21,628
Chris Kirk70-73-80-78--301$21,332

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